Webinar series

Join Our #TuesdayTalks Webinar Series In October!

1. October 2020
Interested in rolling stock, predictive maintenance and IoT? We are proud to announce that we are hosting a three time webinar series covering these topics throughout October!

Join our #TuesdayTalks to engage in thought-provoking discussions with our highly specialized experts. Each webinar lasts for one hour and includes a Q&A. Please see the timetable, topics and speakers below. Save a spot by registering here: www.we-rail.com/rolling-stock-webinar.


Tuesday, October 13th at 15:00 CET (Europe)

Topic: We Won the Finnish Commuter Rail Tender. How Did We Do It? Key Factors for Winning the Helsinki Regional Transport Tender: What Issues Need to Be Taken Into Account As a Fleet Maintainer.

Speakers: Introduction: Peter Guldbrand, Vice President, Commercial. VR FleetCare

Anders Karlsson, Vice President, Supply Chain. VR FleetCare

Mihail Lipiäinen, Vice President, Digital Services. VR FleetCare

Case: What should be taken in consideration when buying new fleet in 2020? How to win the 2020 tenders – focus on operational planning and continuous improvement?

What?: Maintenance and Asset Management company’s overview to future of railway industry. How to increase performance and competitiveness in open market, utilizing digitalization, data, and continuous operations development to gain success.

For Who: Fleet Asset Managers / Owners


Tuesday, October 20th at 15:00 CET (Europe)

Topic: Digital Maintenance as a Game Changer – Is There a Future For Data-Driven Maintenance?

Speakers: Introduction: Mikko Alanko, Sales & Development director, SmartCare Solutions. VR FleetCare

Case 1: Dr. Otto Sormunen, Data Scientist. VR FleetCare

Case 2: Sami Kalevirta, Manager, Product Development. VR FleetCare

Case 3: Mika Kivistö, Condition Monitoring Specialist, Digital Services. VR FleetCare

Cases: 1: Extension of wagon brake pad replacement intervals utilizing only data science and human induced data

2: What is the value of bogie condition monitoring and how to realize that after pilots and proof-of-concepts

3: Utilization of fleet diagnostic data in maintenance process, how does the data change your ways of working

What?: Many players in the industry are doing a lot of experimentation, but has anyone achieved real value? What are the real benefits form the maintainer’s point of view. The technology exists and works but the benefits are achieved through safety assessments and process changes.

For Who: Fleet Asset Managers / Owners


Tuesday, October 27th at 15:00 CET (Europe)

Topic: Digital Future of Infrastructure Maintenance – Pros and Cons of Different Solutions

Speakers: Introduction: Marko Lehtosaari, Specialist, Railway Maintenance. Väylä (Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency)

Case 1: Sami Saloheimo, Senior Specialist, Condition Monitoring. VR FleetCare

Case 2: Sami Kalevirta, Manager, Product Developer. VR FleetCare

Cases:  1: Retrofitting switch condition monitoring, what is its value and implementation on the infrastructure - results of pilot study with FTIA

2: Track condition monitoring using commercial fleet and IoT technology, what potential does this technology have for infrastructure owners and operators?

What?: There are several different options for implementing condition-based maintenance on the rail infrastructure. There are major difference in terms of technical implementation as well as cost and usability. What is our overview as a maintenance company what is the future of digitalization in infrastructure maintenance and why.

For Who: Infrastructure Asset Managers


Register: www.we-rail.com/rolling-stock-webinar


VR FleetCare has successfully tested a new IoT system for monitoring and analysing the condition of point machines in real time. The pilot project of the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, which owns the railway network, and VR FleetCare, which provides the fleet and rail infrastructure services, has yielded very promising results.
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The development of the train fleet’s maintenance programme and the management of the lifecycle are some of the key content for the new contract period. During the contract period, the co-operation will be utilized in which the service branch of Stadler, the Swiss manufacturer of the FLIRT trains used by HSL, provides material and expert services to VR FleetCare.
Switches play a key role in ensuring smooth railway operations. A switch is used at a railway junction to steer trains from one track to another. Last year, switch failures caused over 5,000 disruptions to traffic in Finland. To enhance the monitoring of the condition of switches, VR FleetCare, a company offering railway fleet management, and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA), which is in charge of Finnish railways and their development, have launched a joint pilot project focused on collecting and analysing data to obtain real-time information about the condition of switches.
Watch the video and find out how we have built up the modern data platform around AWS -services. And how data-driven maintenance will, in addition to creating significant cost savings for the rail fleet owners, increase safety and enhance the usability of the rolling stock.
Bogies are the most significant components of the rail fleet in terms of lifecycle costs and traffic safety. VR FleetCare, which invests in data-driven and preventive rail fleet maintenance, and EKE-Electronics specialising in train information systems have agreed on a product development project concerning the bogie condition monitoring. The new analysis and optimisation methods developed as a result of this agreed cooperation will significantly improve the rail fleet maintenance.